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These workers were promised green cards following Hurricane Katrina. Instead they were issued temporary visas that bound them to a single employer. Courtesy of Ted Quant/Workman hide caption

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Sold an American Dream, these workers from India wound up living a nightmare

After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, hundreds of workers from India were promised jobs in what labor organizer Saket Soni calls "one of the largest cases of forced labor in modern U.S. history."

These workers were promised green cards following Hurricane Katrina. Instead they were issued temporary visas that bound them to a single employer. Courtesy of Ted Quant/Workman hide caption

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Courtesy of Ted Quant/Workman

Sold an American Dream, these workers from India wound up living a nightmare

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From WHYY in Philadelphia